Petrovsky Stadium

St. Petersburg’s main football arena. This is where Zenith football club has been playing all its home matches recently. This is where on May 10, 2015 Zenith scored its 200th national victory. The Stadium’s history dates back to 1925, when the Lenin Stadium was built here designed by a Czech architect Alois Vejvoda, a former Sport football team player.

During World War II the Stadium was destroyed: some wooden stands were burnt, others were used by citizens as firewood during the winter of 1942. The Stadium was only rebuilt in 1957-1961, and then its athletic track had become one of the best and fastest in the whole country. International athletic competitions were held here along with national rugby, ball hockey and field hockey matches. The stadium used to be a home arena for Dynamo football club.

In 1992 the Stadium got its current name, and in 1994 Goodwill Games were held here. Since 1995 it has been home stadium for Zenith football club. In 2007 construction of a new stadium for Zenith began in place of the former Kirov Stadium. The new arena will be hosting FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Next to Petrovsky Stadium is the Yubileyny Sports Complex, which is used as a home arena by several adult and youth hockey clubs, including Dynamo St. Petersburg, as well as by Zenith basketball club.

Address: Petrovsky Island, 2 (Petrovsky ostrov, 2)
How to reach: Sportivnaya metro station
Coordinates: 59.95222, 30.2854